The Mark Spencer Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Top-notch service and central West End location, a block from Powell's books and an easy stroll to Voodoo Doughnut
  • A favorite among artists with a registry that includes Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones and Sammy Davis Jr.
  • The streetcar and light rail both stop within blocks of the hotel
  • Continental breakfast, a nightly local wine reception and Wi-Fi are all complimentary

"A prime location in the hip West End" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
"The great location in the arts district and the unexpected ability to watch the Starlight Parade from our window."
05. Jun 2017
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The Mark Spencer Hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Portland International Airport. From the airport, guests can hop on the MAX Station Red Line toward City Center & Beaverton and exit at the Galleria/SW 10th Ave MAX Station. The light rail drops you four blocks from the hotel. For those who have cars, just hop on the I-205 S to the I-84 all the way to exit 5 S. Parking is available on-site for $20 per day. 

Rooms & Rates

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Ranked in the top 20 of Portland's 130+ hotels on TripAdvisor, the Mark Spencer Hotel is a family and locally run boutique hotel offering guests an intimate and friendly stay in the city. The top-notch service earns rave reviews on TripAdvisor, as does the prime location in the up-and-coming West End just along the border of the Pearl District.

It's a great spot for those who want to get a local’s perspective of the city, within walking distance of neighborhood favorites like the world-famous Powell’s Books, the Crystal Ballroom, Voodoo Doughnut and the top-rated Portland City Grill -- Portland's highest restaurant with the best view in downtown. The Portland Streetcar stops two blocks away, as does the MAX light rail which conveniently connects to downtown and the airport.

As the oldest operating boutique hotel in the city, the Mark Spencer has been a favorite among artists for over a century with a guest registry that includes the likes of Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones and Sammy Davis Jr. This commitment to the arts continues today -- each guest room and hotel floor displays work by local artists, reflecting the city’s rich culture and thriving art scene. All rooms are cozy and inviting, and after a multi-million dollar renovation, blend modern décor with vintage charm in details like exposed brick and wooden beams. Bathrooms are finished with marble floors, Italian-tiled showers and fog free mirrors and some upgraded rooms come with full kitchens.

A thoughtful list of complimentary extras includes Wi-Fi, an expanded continental breakfast, fresh baked afternoon cookies, an evening wine tasting hour and a 24-hour self-serve espresso machine. Pets are welcome for an additional fee and an on-site laundry facility is available for those on longer stays.

From the press:
  • “The one-bedroom suites, with their comfy living rooms and completely separate bedrooms, are the best accommodations here” -- Frommer’s
  • “This family-owned hotel, with a prime location in the hip West End near Powell's Books and the Pearl District, is one of the better values in town” -- Fodor’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (on the 1st and 2nd floors) and will be charged a nonrefundable $25 (subject to tax) per pet/per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers parking for $25.00 (subject to tax). Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland (OR) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The great location in the arts district and the unexpected ability to watch the Starlight Parade from our window.
Mona 05. Jun 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spacious well appointed rooms with comfy beds.
Other Comments
There wasn't a towel bar so that it was easy to hang the towels for reuse which is part of their sustainability mission.
Jocelynn 28. Mar 2017 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was really nice to taste wine in the evening on the way out the door for dinner, but a little more variety would be encouraged to crown it perfect!
Other Comments
The housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful, the front desk always had a smile on their face. They understand customer service:)
Allen 12. Feb 2017 Clarkston, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was my second stay at the Mark Spencer. I love the comfort of the beds- just heavenly. The rooms are clean and very chic. Location is in the heart of downtown so there is always something to walk to for every taste. I will be going back.
Elizabeth 06. Feb 2017 Richland, WA, USA

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